Last Updated: 23 Feb 2022 9:14am

Quarantine applies to people who may have been exposed to COVID-19, close contacts, and are at a higher or increased risk of being infected by or passing on the virus.

Where can you quarantine?

If you are required to quarantine, it means that you must stay away from others and the wider community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What are the requirements during quarantine?

In Tasmania, you will be required to quarantine if you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

You will need to have a rapid antigen test (RAT) on day 1 and day 6 of your 7 day quarantine period, or if you develop symptoms.

You will not be contacted by public health during your time in quarantine, if you require assistance during this time please see the information below or call the public health hotline on 1800 671 738.

When can you leave quarantine?

You will not receive communication from public health when it is time for you to leave quarantine. You may leave quarantine once you:

  • have completed the required time in quarantine,
  • have received a negative RAT or PCR test result taken on day 6 and
  • are not symptomatic.

Full details on being a close contact can be found here.